Curcumin is a polyphenolic compound, which is a component of the plant turmeric extract and has a very high nutritional value.
But the turmeric content in turmeric extract is not high, and the bioavailability of curcumin needs to be improved, so curcumin supplements appeared. Experiments have shown that the black pepper extract - piperine can increase the absorption of curcumin by 20 times, so a good curcumin supplement contains piperine.
So what are the health benefits of curcumin supplements?
1. Pain relief
Studies have shown that the curcumin in turmeric has pain-relieving properties that are partially similar to those of drugs such as ibuprofen.
2. Antibacterial and anti-inflammatory
Curcumin in turmeric extract can inhibit the growth of bacteria such as Staphylococcus and Streptococcus. Turmeric can improve the body's ability to destroy bacteria and hinder the emergence of bacterial biofilms.
3. Lower blood lipids, protect cardiovascular
Curcumin lowers plasma total cholesterol and triglycerides.
Curcumin has a strong antioxidant capacity, can resist free radicals, and has a certain inhibitory effect on skin aging.